Difference between Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Note II

Key difference: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and is an Android based device. It is the successor of the original Galaxy Note that started the ‘phablet’ phenomenon. In terms of hardware, the Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 720p resolution display, and 2 GB of RAM.

Samsung is a major player on the world smartphone platform. It is the second most popular smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold, after Apple. It is in fact the first most popular Android smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold. The company’s Samsung Galaxy S3 was the first phone that gave the iPhone a real competition. Hence, effectively making the Galaxy brand, a brand to be reckoned with.

Another line of products that Samsung has made popular is the ‘phablet’ by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note. A phablet is a cross between a phone and a tablet; it sized as a table but with all the properties of a phone. Samsung’s latest product in this category is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. While, officially the Note 8 is considered a tablet, it does come with the optional SIM slot, thus allowing it calling and 3G capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note II featured a 5.55 inch screen, while the Galaxy Note 10.1, as the name suggests a 10.1 inch screen. There just wasn’t an option in between unless one considered the Galaxy Tab series, which of course did not come with the S-pen stylus.

The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is available with or without the support for a SIM and in 16 GB or 32 GB variants. In addition of the 16GB or 32 GB internal storage, the device hosts an external storage capacity of up to 64 GB. The device features a 5 MP primary camera with a 1.3 MP secondary primary camera.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the phone also boasts several features that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. This includes ‘Samsung WatchON’ that transforms the phone into an IR remote controller to connect to the home entertainment system; as well as ChatON, which allows the user to share the phone’s screen with other users. In addition the device also has a split screen capability that allows two or more applications to share the screen. These applications include email, messages, ‘MyFiles,’ ‘S Memo,’ ‘S Planner’, and more. The phone also has the popular ‘Air View’ feature, which allows users to preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts, before opening them.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and is an Android based device. The Note II is known for its large display of 5.5 inches (141 mm), as well as its integral use of a stylus, called the S pen. The beauty of a Galaxy Note II is that it falls between the categories of a smartphone and a tablet. It is hence marketed as a ‘phablet’, a phone and a tablet, a hybrid or sorts. It is the successor of the original Galaxy Note that started the ‘phablet’ phenomenon.

In terms of hardware, the Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 720p resolution display, and 2 GB of RAM. The Note II is available in a variety of colors and in storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The phone also has an external expandable memory of up to 64 GB. The Galaxy Note II was launched with Android 4.1 (also called Jelly Bean) and at the time of its launch was the first phone to feature Android 4.1. Now, the phone is upgradeable to Android 4.1.2. The device also features the Multi-Window capability, the Air View, as well as the Quick Command with S Pen.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website and GSMarena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Launch Date

Q2 2013

September 2012

Company

Samsung

Samsung Electronics

Size

210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm (8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 in)

151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

5.5 inches, super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

800 x 1280 pixels, 8.0 inches (~189 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, (~267 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

338 g (11.92 oz)

183 g (6.46 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - N7105

4G Network

LTE (market dependent)

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - N7105

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Mali-400MP

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Exynos 4412

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

2 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM (optional)

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB storage

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), WiFi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB 2.0

Bluetooth v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE, USB 2.0 Host, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play & Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring & Extention, Samsung AllShare Framework

Data

HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, WAP, GPS, AGPS

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE (4G), USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

1.9 MP

Video

Yes, 720p@30fps

1080p@30fps

Camera Features

Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Buddy Photo Share, Cartoon, Panorama, Share Shot, Single Shot, Smile Shot; Geo-tagging; Camcorder; DivX®; HD Recording; HD Playback; Video Share; TV-Out; Online Image Uploading

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

-

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3,

FLAC

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery

Li-ion 3,100 mAh

Available Colors

Marble White

Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5 - Android + Samsung / Android Browser / Chrome Browser (GMS)

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS (N7100 only)

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Video Play back 1080p Full HD video @ 30fps
  • ChatON
  • D/L from Playstore
  • Android Ecosystem / Samsung Apps
  • Readers / Music / Game / Video(Media, Na)
  • Hub / Learning Hub
  • Samsung Kies, Kies Air
  • Dropbox 50GB Free
  • Microsoft Office-compatible
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
  • Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
  • Direct claa
  • Screen Recorder
  • Quick Glance
  • Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
  • Samsung S Suggest
  • S Pen Experience (Stylus)
  • S Note
  • S Planner
  • Email with hand-writing
  • integration
  • S Pen Keeper
  • Quick Command
  • Easy Clip
  • Photo Note
  • Paper Artist
  • Shape Match
  • Formula Match

Image Courtesy: samsung.com, allthingsd.com

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